Service Members & Veterans
More than two million American service members have deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan in support of Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn (OEF/OIF/OND) since Sept. 11, 2001. Many of these brave men and women have had multiple deployments, leaving behind loved ones to serve the nation.
Most traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) sustained by service members are mild, occur in the non-deployed setting, and do not pose long-term problems for the service member’s health. Most service members who sustain a TBI recover quickly and fully.
Since 2000, more than 280,000 service members have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury or TBI.